Baidu Hacked; Chinese Hackers Retaliate
Chinese netizens pointed out that the hackers, who call themselves “Iranian Cyber Army”, changed Baidu’s DNS records, redirecting traffic to another site.
A Baidu insider told Chinanews.com.cn at 9:40 (GMT+8) that the problem has been basically solved, and that “it will be OK in half an hour.” But the site was still found inaccesible at 10:45.
See also a post from Danwei with additional links.
Meanwhile, it appears that Chinese hackers (with stilted English skills) have returned the favor by hacking the website of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting University, which is affiliated with Iran’s official news broadcaster of the same name: